Dedicated to the premise that life would be better if we all took ourselves a little less seriously.
Looks like Whit is taking the name change thing seriously:http://bit.ly/c8kDve
OK, we start the day with Florida/BYU, Robert Morris/Villanova and ODU/Notre Dame. The Teej likes ODU, Nova and, sorry Mark, BYU. Rooting for a white gunner like Jimmer Fredette, with such a goofy name and upstate NY bloodlines, is just too much fun.
irish by 12
Somebody had damn well better be live blogging the crap out of these things, 'cause I'm not catching the first 2 slates of games today.
Is that the line? Or your expert opinion?
I think it's a closer game, ODU matches up well inside, but Irish win because ODU can't shoot free throws.
WUSA9 giving us the ODU game. Fantastic.
And the first basket of BYU/Florida.
I don't like Florida against Team LDS today either. BYU's guards are really, really good.
Nova 9 Some other team 5 15 minutes left in half.
Rob Morr 15 Nova 11 10 minutes left in 1st HalfFLA 28BYU 29 4 minutes left 1stODU 17ND 235 min left 1st
So, some guard off BYU's bench who only averages 4 pts/game already has 10 (on 4-4 shooting)? Great, just fucking great.
ODU needs to keep this in single digits before the half.
someone call Shlara...Jay Wright needs a boost.
Yeah, I have Villanofun in the final four in a couple brackets. Going out in the first round would be tits.
I'm not gonna lie...I find Ben Hansbrough's jumper mildly arousing.
And Jimmer has an older brother named....you guessed it, TJ.
In the back room of which Italian restaurant did Old Dominion find their coach?
I think the ODU coach was an extra in Enemy of the State.
The ODU coach is the doppleganger of a VP down at the Cracker Factory...it makes me laugh a lot.
Yep. He sat poolside with Tom Sizemore and had a profanity laced discussion about union pension insolvency.
No TeeJay, it's TJ. Jimmer's brother is named TJ.
Boom. Monarchs up 3 with 2 mins left.
Wow. Rob Morris is up after a big three and the foul. Could be up by 8 with 11 to go.
Not a bad start to this weekend's festivities. Not a bad start at all.Also, I want to dislike Jimmer. I really do. I just can't.
Hey Dan, enjoy Vegas...dick.
ODU on all 3 brackets. I'm sensing a high water mark.
The Teej knows his CAA.Apparently, his Big East 'Nova love might f him tho.
Hey Villanova, seriously, I've got Larry Eustachy and Marcus Fizer on Line 1...
Maybe now the CAA can get some more respect
Greatest first day noon games ever? Greatest first day noon games ever.
This is how you fucking start a NCAA tourney...
Fizer wasn't on that team Teej. Just Tinsley.I had ODU on 2 of 3 brackets only because you assholes talk about the CAA so much.This Florida game is going to fucking kill me.
Never enter a pool with a bunch of lawyers. They're too risk-averse to pick anything other than the better seed in each game.
Yeah...I don't like Jimmer anymore.
"anything other" is terrible sentence structure in this context. Your only options are the better seed or the worse seed.
Yep, was pissed after I hit send. Knew it was Tinsley.No-Fun might pull this out.
layover in houstonnice odu pick. nd craps the bed it seems in every tourneymay the gators go down to ease the pain - i'm sure they won't now.how 'bout a little robbie morris
Dan's ranson note comments feel more appropriate during tourney time.
Well done dan.Now does that "." Come just once a month?
I'd like to state for the record that I picked BYU in every bracket and fully expected Florida to lose. However, the Gators sucked me in (again). Now I'm pissed and whatmighthavebeening. Fuck. Even with that, this might be the greatest set of first round games ever. Regardless of day or time.
And fuck Nova...let them die.
Some whorebag law school girls just tried to mock my enthusiasm for day 1 of the tourney...let's just say it went about as well as Dice Man's SNL appearance. For them.
I like ODU coach Blaine Taylor getting some love from the G:TBers. He's been sporting the "DeNiro in CopLand" look for quite a few years now.
Bobby Mo losing his mo against Nova. Dammit, that would set some people (not just Geoff) back.
Um, Robert Morris!
This is awesome.
First games of the day couldn't have been more awesome...
That Robert Morris coach has creepy bug eyes.
this game is unbelieveable.
He will make a three here.He will.
Did Al Skinner draw that play up?
Anyone care to hear who the Teej has in these games? I was 3-0 afterall in early ones...
I will say this: based on a certain esteemed college basketball analyst who spoke on the G:TB podcast the other night, I changed my pick in the Vandy/Murray St game. It wasn't Teej. No offense.
Yeah, that guy is a dumbass.
I see one of TJ's entries tied for 43rd place. And the other on tied for 1st...along with 28 other people. Bravo.
KansasKentuckySyracuseGit ir done
LaceDarius...not even remotely a name. Unless he makes the Sweet 16.
I've got a guy on the inside who tells me LeBron James is going to win the MVP. It's not Ted.
It's late now, but Murray St is very much a Siena. Experienced tournament seniors, used to winning games, not phased by "tourney" experience.
Sam Houston State: the Bearkats. With a "k." They aren't allowed to advance for that alone, right? I mean, why not just make it "Bearkatz" and write it in glitter?I expected Sam Houston State (from Huntsville, TX) to be the Gunslingers, or the Magnum .357's, or the Shootin' Hestons. Bearkatz was a big letdown.
I don't understand why Whitney thinks Sam Houston State's mascot should be a condom.
Raftery enjoying himself during Richmond/St Marys
I went to high school with David Bear-Katz. His father was Jewish, his mother was a large woodland mammal.
Al Gore's Manbearpig?
just got to utah. did i miss anything?
A Baylor loss would be very, very bad for my bracket(s).
Murray St and Vandy trading shots down the stretch. This day keeps getting better.
ogilvie's homage to nic cage in raising arizona is impressive
You know what this first round needs more of?NIT nut punches.
Murray State, Murray State, Murray State!/pats self on back
Murray stThe teej is on fiiiiireBoo yah
richmond's killing the tribe's rpi.
That's just how the Spiders roll. They'd lose just to spite us.
The Spiders are good at two things: math and fuckin' up the Tribe's RPI.
Kudos to the kennedy plan...SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Murray State coach Billy Kennedy went with his gut and drew up a play his team had never run before, with Isacc Miles the go-to guy at the end.
Enberg: "Kentucky's flexing its talented muscles." Thats funny, I just finished flexing my talented muscles...
...and a Pope was elected...
It's 7:50 east coast time. I've yet to see lowercase punctuation-less rants....Has dan landed?
Even I'm rooting for Ohio...and I hate the entire state of Ohio.
Gtown. Wow. Good start to the evening set of games.
Just settling in for games now. Been up with kids ALL DAY. They are locked in their rooms now. Brutal day, and I have 3 more identical ones ahead of me. I'm surprised nobody has mentoned Greg Gumbel's burgeoning afro. If he thinks it makes him look less fat, well, he's wrong.
Ohio's following up strips at halfcourt with no-look alley oops. Who the hell are these guys?
I got so hammered yesterday that today's been one of those "constantly hungry" kind of days. This looming Herb Pope election isn't going to help...
"Constantly hungry" describes every day of my adult life.Ohio-GTown such a blowout I got pushed to N Iowa-UNLV.
um, did someone forget to tell georgetown they had a game tonight? this would be my first loss of the day and, quite frankly, i'm enjoying my perfect bracket status. JT3, how about shoving a foot up someone's ass?
Farokmanesh. Clearly Iranian (or something) for ONIONS!
Richmong, UNLV and the Hoyas...thank you for messing up my brackets today.
TR, congrats on the impending triplets. At leat that's what I took from your post. And one of the things I relish most about this tournament every year is that first moment when you reach a point in a game where you say, "Fuck it, I know I didn't pick them, but dammit, I want these underdogs to win."
Which one of you geniuses had Ohio? Seriously, did anybody anywhere mention Ohio as an upset possibility? I say no.
I have Washington in the sweet 16. So they'll lose this game.
Robot Jerry, I'm sure you could do the math and tell us what the percentages were. Embracing the emotion of such an upset, however . . . "DOES NOT COMPUTE"
In no way did I even consider Ohio. I had Gheorghetown going out to Tennessee in Round 2. And, I never root for my bracket over an upset. Give me upsets all day long.
You're not watching Magic-Heat? The Florida Derby?
I am. Was TV2. Now TV1. Heat give the Magic a lot of trouble. And I can't really figure out why.
We're AT&T...and we'd love to get our hands on as much of that $350 billion in taxpayer's money as possible...
Surprising because Orlando has been red hot and Miami kind of sucks. Maybe it's the El Heat jerseys. Looking forward to Los Nuggets tonight. Mexican poop.
I'm looking for Ray Finkle......and the Georgetown team that plays on Saturdays.
I think JT3 has got to take a ton of blame for that game. GTown looked ridiculously rattled as soon as the lead hit double digits. He's gotta take control there and calm his guys down. They got it figured out offensively after a while, but it took way too long.
If anybody wants to watch me and Ted play soccer at 11...good seats are still available.
What is with the late night soccer games you play in? Do you play in an inner city outreach sort of league?Bobby Maze wants to be Allen Iverson so badly it looks like it hurts.
So Montana has to be the late night Cinderella?
I missed almost all of the games today due to circumstances beyond my control. I feel so disconnected.Will be ducking out of work early tomorrow to watch games at a bar...there better be some good upsets tomorrow. I love an upset in March.
post-rehearsal dinner, in the midst of a discussion about beef jerky, my father asks, 'you can jerk just about any kind of meat, can't you?'. the reactions from the younger generation, as you might imagine, were less than muted.
AHL indeed. And how did you get on the topic of jerking in the first place?
my sister's boyfriend bought several bags of elk and buffalo jerky this afternoon.
Has anybody ever figured out why the National Association of Realtors always advertises during the NCAA Tournament?Is this TJ's doing?
I had elk jerky once. It's really good. It's my favorite jerked meat.
I'll say it. I'm not a big jerky fan.
I do not like the jerky, nor want to snap into a slim jim
I have no clue how it's working around the rest of the country, but that Georgetown loss just opened up that bracket quite a bit in the Greater DC area.
This Texas/Wake game is quite good...
Who loves Texas?Teej loves Texas.
I love Raftery
sweet jesus. barnburners abound. greg gumbel with the hosting acrobatics.
Its really tough to overstate how great today has been.
TN vs the Bobcats of Ohio.Weird. March. Madness.
Avery Bradley is a monster on defense.
Teej, I've been waiting for the Gumbel 2 Gumbel reference...
you think lacedarius makes fun of j'covan?
How to blow a game in 3 easy steps by Rick Barnes.
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